Wow, up to around $150 a month? Living in Santa Barbara I can only imagine what it is per month here. They do not post that information on their websites. If you have to ask, you can't afford it is what that means to me.
I don't think we have a blackiron gym in Santa Barbara. I thought we had one next to the Alano Club but have not been able to find it or any other, except for one that has no staff, just keys they give out. I thought it was too expensive compared to the University for basically the same equipment.
There's a topic on the Starting Strength forum right now about how some guy said strength training has improved his ability to play the trumpet, specifically hit the high notes without practice. That's both embouchure and breath control.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2